Schwarz IT KG

The Schwarz Group is a leading international trading company with 458,000 employees worldwide and over 12,500 stores in more than 33 countries. It is made up of the two retail divisions, Lidl and Kaufland, and is based in Neckarsulm in Baden-Wuerttemberg. 

In addition to the retail business, the Schwarz Group has continuously expanded its portfolio to include production capacities for food. These include own brands in the beverages, baked goods, confectionery and ice cream sector. 

The Schwarz Group has been involved in the collection, sorting and recycling of recyclable materials for many years. The group company, PreZero, is the disposal and recycling service provider for the entire group. 

Schwarz IT is the powerful technology partner of the entire Schwarz Group. As a central IT service provider, Schwarz IT is responsible for the selection and provision of IT infrastructure, IT platforms and business applications for the whole group. 

By continuously considering current technological developments, Schwarz IT identifies innovative courses of action. In close cooperation with the departments, Schwarz IT develops professional, efficient IT solutions. In total, Schwarz IT is responsible for IT at more than 12,500 locations throughout the Schwarz Group in over 33 countries en-route to “Trading 4.0”. 

Our guiding principles are enthusiasm for innovation, proximity to people, and understanding the business; as a leading technology partner, we are the digital heartbeat of the Schwarz Group: efficient, fast, flexible.

Schwarz IT KG is Advisory Board Member since 2021.

Research Topics

Digital Transformation and Innovations; Business Transformation; Cloud; SAP HANA; Big Data & BI; SAP Retail/EWM/CAR; Salesforce; Success Factors; GK Software - Hybris; Solution Development; Design Thinking

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